Director of the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality & Social Policy (2017-2018) Professor of Public Policy (HKS) Professor of Education and Economics (HGSE)
Research interests: Economics of skill development, education, and the labor market. The long-run influence of school accountability: impacts, mechanisms, and policy implications. The growing return to social skills in the labor market.
Director of the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality & Social Policy Professor of Sociology (FAS) and Public Policy (HKS) Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study (2017-18)
Research interests: Institutions affecting racial stratification, including education, labor markets, and the criminal justice system. Inequality, race, discrimination, punishment.
On leave (2017-18) at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy, Emeritus
Research interests: Changes in family structure over the past generation, the costs and benefits of economic inequality, the extent to which economic advantages are inherited, and the effects of welfare reform.
Professor of Public Policy and Management Co-founder, Harvard Decision Science Laboratory
Research interests: A psychologist, draws on insights from psychology, economics, and neuroscience in order to elucidate human judgment and decision making. Predicting effects of specific emotions on specific judgment and choice outcomes. Expanding the evidentiary base for designing public policies that maximize human wellbeing.
Aetna Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Management
Research interests: Behavioral economics and household finance, with a particular focus on household saving and investment behavior.
In the area of health, using the lens of behavioral economics to understand health behaviors and improve health outcomes. Impact of health insurance on the job choice and retirement decisions of employees and the hiring decisions of firms.